[ModLib] DISCONTINUED STAMP
kamins at modernlib.com
Sun Jun 27 14:12:41 EDT 2010
On Jun 27, 2010, at 11:01 AM, JOSEPH HILL wrote:
> In all of my years collecting ML the only title I have ever owned or
> seen is the Gatsby with the discontinued stamp.
> I am sure other collectors of the series must own other titles with
> the Macy's stamp...yes,no?
Wait a minute. I thought the Discontinued stamp was put on by Modern
Library at the factory. From ModernLib website, Gatsby notes:
"While every book has the first edition slug, not every copy has the
first edition dust jacket. There was a second printing in fall 1939
(268 titles) created especially to cover all unsold stock. All these
jackets were hand-stamped "Discontinued Title.” (Click here to see
some samples.) None of the first printing jackets were stamped." http://www.modernlib.com/authors/support/notes/notesFitzgeraldGatsby.html
Macy had its own "sale" stamp, but isn't that different from the
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